The 46th Plenary Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS46) that will be held in Rome from October 14th to 18th is forthcoming and the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and its representatives from around the world are ready to represent the interests of those who feed the planet on a daily basis and ensure farmers’ voice is heard on the issues that matter most.
Are you in Rome during the CFS46? Do not miss the opportunity to join the events in which we are involved!

Strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems for Family Farming
Thursday, 17 October 08.30 – 10.00
Iraq Room, FAO
CO-ORGANIZED BY FAO AND WORLD FARMERS’ ORGANISATION WITH EUROPEAN UNION, TROPICAL AGRICULTURAL PLATFORM AND UNIVERSITY OF EVORA (PORTUGAL)
This side event will highlight the importance of agricultural innovation for transforming food systems, lifting family farmers out of poverty and helping the world to achieve food security and sustainable agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals. It will underline the need for multi-stakeholder processes to strengthen agricultural innovation systems and the central role that family farmers play within these processes.

Farmers driven innovation to boost food systems transformation toward global sustainable development
Thursday, 17 October 13.00 – 14.30
Iran Room, FAO
CO-ORGANIZED BY THE WORLD FARMERS’ ORGANISATION (WFO) AND THE GLOBAL FORUM ON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (GFAR) WITH THE PATRONAGE OF ITALY’S PERMANENT REPRESENTATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES
The side event is intended to highlight how innovation, conceived not only as technology but also as a way of engaging actors differently, can help in the path towards sustainable development, with agriculture playing a central role in this journey.

Antimicrobial resistance: everyone’s concern from farm to fork
Thursday, 17 October 18.00 – 19.30
Iran Room, FAO
CO-ORGANIZED BY FAO, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), WORLD ORGANISATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
(OIE), WORLD FARMERS’ ORGANISATION (WFO), NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND NORWEGIAN FARMERS` UNION
The side event will address how stakeholders, including international organisations, member states, farmers, civil society, private sector and research institutions, work together to tackle AMR challenge.

Second Consultation on Establishing an international Digital Council for Food and Agriculture
18 October 2019, 8.30-10.00
Lebanon Room, FAO
CO – ORGANIZED BY FAO, IFAD, WFP, WORLD BANK, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (AFDB), TECHNICAL CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL COOPERATION (CTA), ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) AND WORLD ORGANISATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH (OIE)
The Side Event serves as a great opportunity and is a suitable platform for organising the second consultation meeting as it brings together multi-stakeholders to puzzle the elements of the new mechanisms for the functionality of the International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture. The Side Event provides not only as a unique premise for organising the second consultation meeting, but it also offers possibilities to draw a future roadmap for the International Digital Council operational modules alongside with establishing reliable partnerships with various multi-stakeholders that will support the Council reach sustainable and impactful achievements.